America’s Oldest Furrier
Est. 1889

The definition of celebrity is fame and public attention. People may become celebrities in a wide variety of ways; from their professions, following appearances in the media, or by complete accident.  Whether it has been for a lifetime or for just fifteen minutes, there seems to be no shortage of the legitimately famous or celebutante […]

I love October.  Especially Halloween. It’s probably my most favorite of holidays. You can be anything you want to be. Want to be a princess?  Or a ninja?  Or a vampire?  Or a zombie? Or a ninja princess vampire zombie?  You can be it. Whether you’re dressing as a character from the much anticipated last […]

Like him or love him, Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr, known professionally as Snoop Dogg, has been on the music charts since 1992.  But since sometime around 2001, I’ve noticed that “Tha Doggfather”  has also climbed the fur fashions charts as well. Whether the catalyst was his notoriety in the music business, or his countless cameos […]

Fur coats in the fall has kind of a funny history. American college kids in the 1920s began sporting heavy, full length raccoon coats.  It started a trend that gained so much momentum and popularity that it did not matter if you were a student or a salesman, working in a bank or playing on […]

I love hats.  Whether wearing them for ceremonies, safety, religious reasons, because you just don’t want to brush your hair, I love them all.  We initially started wearing hats for protection against weather, and fur hats are extra special.  And have been for a very, VERY long time. The Beaver Fur Hat was *THE* Hat, […]

Although it might not quite feel like it yet, Spring is here!  As we’re transitioning to the warmer weather, most of us still want to wear our fur.  But that full length fur coat is just too much.  This is the time of year when a lot of our customers consider restyling their fur coats […]

People have been wearing fur for a really, really long time.  But we’ve come a long way from our cave dwelling ancestors wearing fur for warmth and protection from the elements.  And even though we still wear furs for the same reasons, the styles have certainly changed as much as we have. Most of us, […]

One of our customers, Morgan recently traveled to see the Louis Vuitton exhibition at the American Stock Exchange Building in New York City. This exhibit cover the history of this design house from 1854 to today and even into what the future may look like for Louis Vuitton. Many objects and documents tell the story […]

Staying in Style by Restyling: A Beloved Fur Made New Again A Mano Swartz fur is never the prisoner of a time because it is always current with the times. In so many words, fur restyling, a “Mano Makeover,” as this video reveals, is a way to always have your fur in style. Our credit […]